St George’s University Hospital, London | Virtual Reality Training
According to a study conducted by St George’s University NHS Trust, Haptic feedback in virtual reality improves surgical skills in orthopedic trainees especially in bone drilling tasks.
The VR training scenario consisted of a virtual patient bed with a tibia bone on it. The training module instructed the participants how to drill the cortices of the bone and how deep the drilling should be in order to avoid any tissue damage. The haptic group received haptic feedback on the release of resistance of the drill while the other group relied on visual and auditory training.
The study provided evidence that haptic feedback intervention will deliver an effective, immersive and interactive educational experience for surgical trainees.
Organization: St George’s University Hospital
Technology: Virtual reality